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Because God is Faithful, We Win!

KATHY—This 2Chronicles 20, account lifts our heads and hearts. 2Chron.20:14-Then the Spirit of the Lord in their midst came upon Jahaziel and He said not to fear nor be terrified of the face of this huge enemy. It is God’s war.”  God is faithful to His people so we, like Israel, can expect God-ambushes and confusion in the enemies’ camp that will have them turning on themselves. We will expect plunder, spoils, blessings and prospering economics. We can expect a consequence effect to be the fear of God awesomely coming to the nations.  Because God is faithful, we win!

The Molech Curse

KATHY—There is a  situation in 2Chronicles Chapter 20 that parallels our times in some meaningful ways and carries insight for us today.  The Ammonites and Moabites had a history with Israel.  In fact, they were perpetual enemies according to Deuteronomy 23, An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; nor their descendants forever, because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired Balaam to curse you.  You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever. 

Ammon means “inbred” and Moab means “incest”.  They were the sons of Lot by his two daughters.  From immoral beginnings came a generation with tainted thinking and warped values that would reach into their generations to come.  As children they were sabotaged and that sabotage continued with the god they worshiped.  The Ammonites worshiped Molech, the pagan god of child sacrifice.  Molech’s statue was the bronze body of a man with the head of a bull, and within it was a furnace where they boiled children alive in the bowels of the statue.  It is hard to believe but this demonic force still has presence in today’s world!  Many Catholics were outraged when a giant statue of Molech was placed in the Colosseum in Rome, November 8, 2019.  Also in 2019, it was reported that the child trafficker (Eppstein) featured a statue resembling Molech on his island.  The statue of Molech was also part of an exhibit in the city of Carthage in 2020.  A Molech statue, though given a different name, is also now in Detroit. Giving place to this evil is one of many sickening evidences of old enemies at work in our world.

Praises Throw the Enemy Into Confusion

A bound church is not a prophetic church. If we are not free to proclaim the praises of God to God, how shall we prophesy the liberty of God to those who are bound? Events in the Old Testament are a physical example of spiritual truths and what was going on in the spirit realm. It is obvious from the Old Testament that the enemies of Israel were repeatedly thrown into a state of confusion and impotence when Israel praised their God (cf.2Chron. 20:21-23).(Seventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Fresh Obedience”)